Research and Experimental Development - General Government (Survey of)
NAME OF ORGANISATION
The scope for the government sector is based on the OECD sector definitions. The Standard Institutional Sector Classification of Australia (SISCA) is used to define each of the sectors, as the composition of the relevant SISCA sectors closely aligns with the OECD definitions. The government sector is defined by Sector 3 or SISCA 3000 (General Government). Also included in the government sector are a small number of units with SISCA 1009 (Other Non-Financial Corporations), where these are determined to be SISCA 3000.
For definitions of the General Government Serving Households sector, please see the SISCA section of the publication Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia (SESCA), 2008 (cat no. 1218.0). Note that government entities mainly engaged in market production are not included in the General Government Serving Households sectors. As per the OECD definitions of the government sector, these enterprises are included in the business sector.
The government sector for the survey excludes higher education institutions (e.g. universities), which are included in the higher education sector as per OECD sector guidelines. Local government organisations are also excluded from the survey, as their contribution to R&D expenditure is considered to be minimal.
The surveys also use the classification developed by the ABS and Statistics New Zealand for use in the measurement and analysis of R&D activity undertaken in the two countries. This classification is the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008 (cat. no. 1297.0), which itself follows the guidelines prescribed in the Frascati Manual.
Government human resources devoted to R&D: Human resources devoted to R&D (expressed in person years of effort) and proportion of total human resources devoted to R&D by type of resource (i.e. researchers, technicians and other staff directly involved in R&D activities).
Outputs are released in Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations, Australia (cat. no. 8109.0).
Type of activity (TOA), Fields of Research (FOR) and Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008 (ABS cat. no. 1297.0)
Other concepts (summary)
New South Wales
Other (specify below)
Comments and/or Other Regions
Data are collected by location of expenditure, which is the region(s) in which the organisation performed R&D. This may not be the head office location of the organisation. Location of expenditure includes states, territories and overseas.
Data availability comments
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